Remind Yourself Not To Overeat Using Messages On Place Cards
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SparkPeople recommends eating more slowly, and I've been making an effort to chew more thoroughly. To remind myself to do this, I made a little card saying, "Slow down". I attached it to a place card holder that I keep with my condiments.
Setting it in front of me when we sit down to eat reminds me to look at it during my meal, and I chew more thoroughly.
It is working really well: I feel full before I have overeaten.
With my place card holder, you can use both sides. On my cards I have: "Slow down"; "Chew 100 times"; "Enjoy your food"; "Put down your fork between bites." Here is the kind of place card holder I use; it has an alligator clip: http://tinyurl.com/4xxxccb
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I've found that a little bit of meditation helps me at the times of the day when I'm most likely to overeat or go off track, especially when I get home from a long day. Just get comfortable in a quiet place, close your eyes and take several deep breaths. Remind yourself of your goals and what you need to do to get there. Tell yourself that you can and will do this. After a few minutes you should feel more at peace and ready to take on the rest of your day :]
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